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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Follow Your Dreams ♥️

Hello, treasured friends! After a month away, I am ecstatic to be back! I am beyond anxious to visit you and see what you have been up to. Today I am sharing a wee bit of inspiration on the Live & Love Crafts blog.

Originally this post was to be Christmassy, but after getting married last week my heart has been aflutter... so butterflies and flowers it is. ♥️ My card features an all-time favorite collection: Pion Design's Paris Flea Market.
This set is for my sweetest and dearest friend in appreciation of how richly she blessed me and my sweetheart on our special day. Rather than a typical thank you, I am encouraging her as she does us.. and pairing it with a little keepsake wedding cake!
These beautiful Pion papers set a perfect backdrop for a butterfly garden of hope and dreams. My card base was created with Go Kreate's Frame Frilly 7.
The whimsical Wycinanka Louvre Frame has been adorned with pure white WOC blossoms and a sprinkling of Star Dust. This is one of my ultimate favorite chippies! It is encircled with Rockabilly ruffle trim, the most darling polka dot trim I have ever used. Wycinanka's Summer Wedding Border adds extra butterfly love.
Isabelle lace and shabby seam binding provide delicacy and softness. The butterflies throughout are also from Paris Flea Market. The Wycinanka sentiment is from the Catch Your Dreams collection. ♥️
Lastly, the sweet Wycinanka 3D Lacy Cake has been adorned with equally sweet Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.The chipboard pieces have been painted with white acrylic paint... I am enamored with this 3D offering from Wycinanka and had such fun with it. Pink Pearl Garland is woven throughout, while stunning Pearl Lace with Beads trims each cake layer.

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautiful day! ♥️



  1. My dear friend Karen, I'm so happy to see a new craft of you. I hope you feel well and all things are going well...............
    Oh my goodness, this ensemble is so fantastic, it looks just stunningly beautiful. The flower arrangements are an optical highlight too. I'm totally amazed by this wonderful work.
    Many hugs and blessed Petra

  2. Congratulations on your marriage! Wishing you both all the best! Glad to see you back--I was concerned you were ill. This card and the little cake are absolutely stunning! I am sure your friend will love it!

  3. Oooh COngratulations Karen. YOur card and cute cake are simply fabulous to look at!!!

    Dr Sonia

  4. Absolutely stunning creations Karen Filled with beauty and crafting loveliness.
    The adornment of the cake is a true masterpiece.
    CONGRATULATIONS NEWLY WEDS! May you have many happy, bissful years together.
    Hugs, Donna xx

  5. Oh, this may be my favorite card ever, my sweetest friend!! Wow!! I absolutely love the frame and follow your dreams chippie and how you showcased them!! The papers are stunning!! The colors are so gorgeous!! I love the trims and the pretty sparkly butterflies!! Each detail is perfection!! And the cake - wow!! It looks amazing!! The pink flowers and the pearls - spectacular!! These are works of art, Karen!! And it reminds me of how much I've missed your projects...they always, always brighten my day and inspire me so much!!

    Huge congrats again to you and your sweetie Ben!! I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness!! Huge hugs dearest friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Your card is absolutely delightful! I love everything about it! The sentiment frame is perfect and those papers are so beautiful! The way you added each detail looks so amazing! The cake is just as spectacular! I have been stalking your blog over the past month and now know what you have been up too! I am so happy for you my sweet friend! Congratulations to you, I wish you lots of love and happiness as you begin this new journey together!

  7. Congratulations on your marriage!!! Your card is so gorgeous with the lovely frame, sentiment, lace and pretty flowers!! Your cake project is divine!! Love how you arranged the pearls, flowers, and butterflies!! So good to see your lovlely creations gain, Karen!! Take care! Hugs and blessings to you!!

  8. So lovely inside and out, Karen! Beautiful shade of green, and such a pretty shape! I missed you, and am glad you're back! Hugs, de

    1. I should finish reading your entire blog post! Your friend will be delighted. Best wishes to you and your honey! XOXO

  9. I'm so Happy for you Karen! Congrats to you & your new Hubby! I'm wishing you many many blessings for a long happy loving life together! - Your card is GORGEOUS! I just love the beautiful papers you pick out and the chipboard designs - they are so elegant along with the rest of the beautiful embellishments... and OMGOSH... that CAKE is AMAZING! I LOVE the pure Elegance.... Gorgeous work as always my friend! Have a Fantastic Day! Big Hugs! :)


  10. Well I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful it was to see your thumbnail this morning. This is my first day back after being out for most of November as well, so what more could I ask for than a new post from you!! This is just as breathtaking as always my friend and you have used one of my favourite Pion collections as well! Your use of the wood chippies is brilliant and as always, your embellies are perfectly chosen and placed with care!! Brilliant little cake design, what a lovely gift that would make!! I'm so glad you are back, I thought of you often while I was away and wondered how you were doing. sending all kinds of hugs your way Karen :)

  11. Saw this at LLC Karen so popped over here too. Everything you make is simply perfect - I'm sure your friend will treasure card and cake and You! Happiest wishes again, Nicola x

  12. I'm so glad you're back. I've missed your lovely projects and was worried that you weren't well. So happy that you went MIA for a beautiful reason. Congratulations on your wedding - wishing you two many years together filled with love, good health, good fortune and joy. Your card is gorgeous as usual, and that miniature wedding cake is adorable. Put them together and you have a typical "Karen Masterpiece".
    Loads of hugs, dear friend

  13. Ooooh wowsa Karen many congratulations on your wedding l did wonder where you had gone and now all is revealed!! hope you had a fab time away but it's nice to see your blog cropping up again you have been truely missed! your creation is stunning as always your elements are gorgeous and the miniature wedding cake is so beautiful .......truly so beautiful sending lots of love and all the very best in your marrage! take care xx

  14. Hello my friend! Oh my gosh, congratulations to you and your hubby! So excited for you and wish you all the happiness in the world!
    Your card is spectacular! I love all the fun, delicate details! Your cake is out of this amazing and gorgeous! Fantastic creations Karen! So glad your back, missed your lovely creations!
    Hugs and again, congratulations!
    Sherrie K

  15. Hi Karen,
    WOW! This is awesome news! Congrats to you & your hubby!! I wish you tons of happiness!!I noticed the name change on FB and wondered what was going on and the little break you took. I am so happy for you!
    I love the pretty design of the card,the Wycinanka Louvre Frame,the pretty pearls, lace, flowers and ribbon! Stunning!
    The Wycinanka 3D Lacy Cake is absolutely darling!! I LOVE this!
    Sending you TONS my love, hugs and smiles

  16. Stunning as always! Adore the little gift. Congratulations and wishing you many years together :-) xx

  17. Oh, my goodness, Karen! This is wonderful news! I wish you a long a truly blessed married life! You are such a dear to make this for your friend, and I'm sure it's it to be treasured! Gorgeous design as always! Sending a big happy hug to you and your beloved!

  18. Lovely, and such rich in details. Great inspiration. :)


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